Lesson Plan Title : Winter Survival

Age Range: Grade 6 through Grade 8 (Middle School)

Overview and Purpose: In this activity, students have to create a list down of the five most important things they need to survive a night outside in the wintertime.

Objective: The student will be able to research and report on an animal that lives in the arctic.


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Have students work in groups of three to list as many things as they think they need to survive a night outside during the wintertime. When they are finished, have them remove five to seven items from their list. When they have done that, have them remove five more. Continue this until they only have five items left. Have each group explain to the class why they left those five items. Have the students compare their lists with lists developed by AAA or other organizations.

Wrap Up:

For homework, have the students take the list compiled by AAA and help their parents create a survival kit for the car.